A few posts ago I mentioned receiving some good news, and hoped to be able to share it soon. Well, the day has come! I’m very pleased to report that Interweave has released a new eBook title, available for download now: Interweave Knits presents A Step-By-Step Guide to Knitting Cables with 4 Staff Favorite Patterns. And one of the four “staff favorite” patterns is my Recedere Hat! (click on Table of Contents tab)
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The description reads: “Editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang guides knitters of all skill levels through the basics and beyond of knitting cables.” How fun! The other three patterns in this eBook, which offers cabled projects of various skill levels, are Ladybug Headband, Hawthorne Pullover and Cable-Down Raglan.
Early this morning I discovered that this downloadable eBook is available now and was pleased to see Eunny Jang’s name in the description. Later today I’ll be watching an episode of “Knitting Daily“ on PBS. Eunny is the charming host of the program and I always enjoy her warm greeting at the opening of the show, as well as her expert knitting instruction. Thanks to everyone at Interweave for selecting the Recedere Hat to be included in this exciting new eBook format!
On the crochet front, a shawl project was completed this week. Nine balls of NuMei Cotton Chenille in a luscious blue teal color have been sitting in a plastic bag in my stash for oh, at least three years. I was in the mood to crochet another Spring Snow Shawl and when I spotted the chenille decided to give it a try. For this version I increased the width by chaining 64 to start, but worked on a smaller size hook than called for (size H with this worsted weight chenille, to prevent the possibility of worming) which resulted in a shawl about 22″ wide. The ball band states “Cotton chenille is not an elastic yarn” and even though I knew that already, I persevered through some tough crocheting (hard on the hands/arms/shoulders) to a length of about 60″. Thank goodness the stitch pattern is easy and enjoyable, so the result was worth it … a soft, cozy shawl to wrap up in, destined as a gift for a family member:
I also worked on some more Vintage Wheel Squares this weekend, and as I was digging in the bag of cotton yarn scraps I discovered a half-finished C’s Kerchief … so I finished it! (this one is in Plymouth Yarns “Wildflower DK.”)
In nature news, we noticed a pair of turtledoves outside this weekend. They were first spotted sitting side-by-side on a tree branch at the corner of our back deck. They are nesting in a juniper tree right outside our kitchen window! When the babies arrive there will no doubt be a cheerful, noisy ruckus greeting us every morning (in another tree not far away, blackbirds have been building their nest as well.)
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